Postgraduate programmes

Finance with Specialisations

MSc

Combine theoretical knowledge and practical training in a rigorous and challenging study of financial markets.

Year
Full Time
Scholarship
  • NameFinance with Specialisations
  • QualificationMSc
  • LevelPostgraduate
  • Study modeFull time
  • Duration12 - 16 months
  • Tuition fees£17,650 *
  • ScholarshipsYes *
  • Next start date17 January 2018
  • Future start dateSeptember 2018
  • Study abroadNo
  • ValidationRegent's University London

Taught by professionals with extensive industry experience and high academic qualifications, the MSc Finance with Specialisations will prepare you for work in multicultural, globalised financial and banking organisations.

The programme offers three specialisations:

  • Trading
  • Banking
  • Risk Management

You will gain a thorough understanding of the various fields that make up the finance industry, as well as learning practical skills for your future career.

We simulate the real-life experience of working in finance through training on the Thomson-Reuters platform, and guest lectures from industry specialists. We also use case studies of current live companies of interest, and you will participate in a case study competition, where your final valuation is presented to a panel of experts.

MSc Finance with Trading Specialisation
The trading specialisation provides you with the required knowledge and practical experience for a career in trading or asset management. The ‘virtual’ trading exercise that can last up to two months along with a MSc dissertation topic in trading, asset management or hedge funds provides the calling cards (‘track record’ and in-depth research study) to present to potential employers.

MSc Finance with Banking Specialisation
The aim of this specialisation is to give you the skills in understanding, analysing and critically examining the purpose, principles and fundamental concepts of today’s financial markets, instruments and institutions, with particular emphasis on banking and its changing nature. The examination of these institutions is situated within the context of globalisation and international markets.

MSc Finance with Risk Management Specialisation
The elective module of this specialisation is designed for you to critically understand the theory behind fixed income securities and their derivatives and how it is applied or not applied in the practical world. You will be introduced to all the necessary tools that enable you to understand and solve the problems involved in the fixed income arena.

Length

This is a one-year, full time programme.

Modules 

Term 1

  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Valuation
  • Investment Analysis
  • Research Methods 

Term 2

  • Bank Risk Management
  • Econometrics
  • Monetary Policy and Central Bank Operations

In addition, you will choose a specialisation with one of the following elective modules:

  • Banking Regulation (banking specialisations)
  • Bond Markets and Credit Derivatives (risk management specialisations)
  • Trading and Hedge Funds (trading specialisations)

Please note that elective modules are subject to availability and timetabling constraints.

Term 3

  • Dissertation

 See module descriptions

Assessment structure

You will be assessed through a combination of written assignments, presentations, essays and examinations.

Academic Calendar

Study methods 

You will be taught by lecturers who combine high academic credentials with varied industry experience, and attend guest lectures by banking and finance professionals.

You will be using live data on the Thomson-Reuters Eikon platform and participate in real-life case studies with findings presented to panels of capital market experts.

You will work closely within multi-lingual and culturally diverse teams, learning from the experiences of your fellow students and developing your collaborative skills.

Students with disabilities 

Some of our programmes encourage trips outside of the campus. If you have a condition that affects your mobility you are advised to contact the Disability Officer.

This programme will give you the essential preparation for a career in the diverse world of finance. Whether you aspire to become a private wealth manager in the City of London, a risk analyst on Wall Street or a treasurer in your family business, the MSc will give you the rigorous academic and practical training you need to succeed. 

The Trading Specialisation has been designed to give you the right level of actual experience and in-depth knowledge to secure a highly rewarding position in trading and or asset management. The flexibility of the programme allows you to pursue careers in the FX, commodity and equity markets.

On completion of either the Banking Specialisation or the Risk Management Specialisation you will become equipped to work at a variety of functions in the global financial institutions space, and at other corporations, or pursue a career in the academic arena of finance.

At financial institutions employment opportunities are with the buy side and sell side such as investment banks, commercial banks, private banks, hedge funds, pension funds, and asset managers.

However opportunities are not limited to financial institutions. Regulators, credit rating agencies, consultancy firms, finance and treasury departments of global corporations, and exchanges are hiring graduates with either risk management specialisation or fixed income and derivatives specialisation.

 

Academic requirements

A Regent’s education provides you with a high level of personal attention, and this begins from the moment you apply to study with us. We want to understand who you are and what your skills and interests may be – we are interested in your potential, as well as your prior achievements. We review each application comprehensively and on its individual merit, considering all of your skills, interests and attributes. Typically, we will make an offer to a student holding a minimum lower second class (2:2) UK Honours undergraduate degree in a business, financial, mathematical or analytical subject from a recognised institution. Other equivalent international qualifications from recognised institutions will be accepted.

We also welcome applications from candidates who do not meet the essential entry criteria outlined above. In order to be accepted for exceptional entry, you must:

  • Hold a minimum of two years’ relevant work experience
  • Provide a 1000-word personal statement outlining your reasons for applying, and how your previous experience is of relevance to the programme you are applying for
  • Be prepared to attend an interview with the Postgraduate Admissions Panel

English Language requirements 

January 2018

We require proof of English Proficiency. For example, we ask for:

  • A completed Undergraduate degree studied in English from a majority English speaking country
  • IELTS: 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each individual component

September 2018

We require proof of English Proficiency. For example, we ask for:

  • IELTS: Overall score of 6.5, with 6.0 or above in all 4 component parts
  • Pearson’s Test for English (PTE): Overall score of 58, with 51 or above in each individual component
  • TOEFL IBT: Overall score 80 (We do not accept TOEFL from applicants requiring a Tier 4 visa, as this qualification is no longer accepted by the UK Visas and Immigration Department (UKVI)
  • A-level/GCSE/IGCSE English: grade C / 4 or above (for IGCSE certificates, please provide the Supplementary Certifying Statement with the breakdown of component grades)
  • International Baccalaureate: Grade 5 in A1 or A2 English at Higher or Standard Level

This list is not exhaustive, we will review the English qualifications you have as part of your application and b in contact if we require anything further.

For applicants who wish to improve their English language proficiency, please see our English language courses.

On-campus diagnostic test

For offer holders in London, we can provide a free on-campus English diagnostic test.  This test must be arranged in advance. To book a test, please contact admit@regents.ac.uk. Please note, this is a diagnostic test for Regent’s University London only. 

How to apply  

Applying to study at Regent's University London is quick and easy. We have put together some helpful information to guide you through the process. We accept direct applications, have no formal application deadlines and there is no application fee.

Step 1 Apply

You can apply in the following ways:

If you have not uploaded the relevant supporting documents during the online application process, you should ensure that we have the below supporting documents as soon as you have completed your application.These can be sent to the Regent’s Admissions Department via email to admit@regents.ac.uk.

  • Copies of academic transcripts and certificates from all university studies (i.e. undergraduate degree)
  • One letter of academic recommendation
  • A copy of your CV/resumé showing your work experience, if applicable.
  • A 500-700 word personal statement outlining the reasons for applying to your chosen programme. This should demonstrate an understanding of a current issue relevant to the subject, how you feel you will benefit from the programme of study, what contributions you will make to the University and how this will help your future career aspirations.
  • A copy of your passport photograph (ID) page
  • If you are not a native English speaker, proof of your English proficiency

For some of our programmes, the selection process may include an interview. Interviews can take the form of a one-to-one interview or group interview. These are generally conducted on campus but may be conducted by telephone or as a Skype call. Arrangements of these are made between the Admissions Department and the applicant.

Step 2 Receive a response to your application

You can expect to receive a decision on your application within 10 working days of receipt of your completed application and supporting documents.

We will assess whether you meet our entry requirements and will notify you of the decision via email.

Step 3 Accepting your offer

If you wish to accept the offer you must pay the advance tuition fee deposit (non-refundable) to confirm your place.

Please note: There is no formal deadline to pay your advance tuition fee deposit, however we recommend that you confirm your place as soon as possible.

Please see here for information on how to pay.

Step 4 After you have accepted your place

Closer to the start of the term the Admissions Team will send information regarding the registration process. This will include information on completing your online enrolment prior to your arrival as well as a checklist of documents you will need to bring with you to fully register onto the programme.

Information for international students

If you are an overseas student requiring visa sponsorship to study in the UK, our team will be in touch with information on applying for your student visa and the documents you will need. More information can be found on our visas and immigration page.

Fees January 2018

Annual tuition fee: £17,650
Home/EU advance deposit: £500 (non-refundable)
Non-EU advance deposit: £4,000 (non-refundable)

Fees September 2018

Full tuition fee: £18,000
Home/EU advance deposit: £1,000 (non-refundable)
Non-EU advance deposit: £4,000 (non-refundable)

Tuition fees are set for the University’s financial year which runs from 1 August to 31 July. Annual fees for students commencing studies in spring will span financial years. Spring and autumn fees will be invoiced at the rate applicable for that term.

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Regent's Postgraduate Progression Scholarships

Regent's Postgraduate Progression Scholarships reward the loyalty of undergraduate students who progress to enrol on a postgraduate degree with us. It's our way of saying thank you. Scholarships are worth up to 15% of tuition fees. 

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Postgraduate loans - Student Finance England 2018-19

Student Finance England (SFE) is now offering funding for UK and EU nationals, as well as students with the status of Migrant Worker (under the age of 60 on the date of first class of the first Master’s degree).

Students, who already hold one Master’s degree (or an equivalent or higher-level qualification) will not be eligible.

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India Postgraduate Taught Masters scholarships

Regent’s University London has a long-standing tradition of welcoming talented students from all over India. Our students from this region have always had a strong entrepreneurial spirit and have graduated from Regent’s fully equipped to join a large multinational, start their own company or join the family business.  Regent’s is therefore pleased to offer five postgraduate scholarships specifically for students of Indian nationality, each worth £3,000.

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Fulbright Commission All-Disciplines (Open) Postgraduate Award

Awards to US citizens for the first year of Master's or PhD study in any subject, or to conduct a period of independent research, covers the first year's tuition and a living stipend.

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Regent’s Family Reward

Regent’s offers an intimate style of education, characterised by lots of personal attention. This personalised approach extends beyond our students to their families, with the University welcoming increasing numbers of brothers, sisters and even children of our alumni each year. The University is delighted to offer the Regent’s Family Reward as a thank-you to our alumni for their and their families’ loyalty.

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